Frequently asked questions
There are 12 questions with answers
Have you already decided what you are going to spend the funding on?
No. The ‘Town Deal Board’ has been established which includes members from the local community, businesses, and other partners committed to improving Bletchley & Fenny Stratford. The Board will develop the Town Investment Plan with active input from local communities and all important stakeholders.
Have you been given any funding to do the initial work?
Yes, the council has received initial 'capacity funding' to prepare for the Town Deal and to deliver the following:
- Convene Town Deal Board
- Run business and wider community engagement events
- Develop Town Investment Plans
- Commission technical expertise for business case development
How are local people going to be involved?
The Town Deal Board includes members from the local community, business, and other partners committed to improving Bletchley and Fenny Stratford. Local people will be involved throughout the process. We will ensure we hear directly from our communities, including those which are within the most deprived wards, with regards to their thoughts, priorities.
How were the members of the Town Deal Board chosen?
The Government asked each of the Local Authorities responsible for the 101 towns across England to convene a Town Deal Board. The Towns Fund Guidance sets out the type of people and organisations that should be on the board including:
- The Local Council and other tiers of Local Government
- Members of Parliament
- Local businesses and investors
- Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP)
- Representatives from the Community